The Cubs have announced that manager Lou Piniella, originally set to retire at the end of the season, will do so following Sunday's game against the Braves.
The 66-year-old Piniella has also managed the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and what were then the Devil Rays. He was named manager of the year three times in his career, the most recent of which came in 2008, his second season with the Cubs. His career as a manager was perhaps highlighted by the Reds' 1990 World Series victory over the Oakland Athletics.
As a player Piniella won two World Series with the Yankees. He played for the Orioles, Indians, and Royals before ending up in New York to end his career. He hit .291 with 102 homers and 766 runs batted in.
Third base coach Mike Quade will take over as manager of the Cubs starting on Monday. The 53-year-old has been a minor league manager in four different organizations. Before...
Bruins center Trent Whitfield, who spent the majority of his last season playing for Providence, has a ruptured Achilles tendon and could miss the entire year, according to SomethingsBruin.net.
In 52 games for the Providence Bruins, Whitfield scored 17 goals and added 26 assists. He played 16 games for Boston and had one assist. The 33-year-old likely was not in Claude Julien's plans for the upcoming season but the injury is certainly a case of losing depth at an important position.
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Darnell McDonald is on the bench Sunday as Jed Lowrie finds himself in the linuep a night after hitting a walkoff homer in the 11th inning Saturday. Clay Buchholz looks to pitch the Red Sox to a series victory over the Blue Jays.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. J.D. Drew, RF
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Mike Lowell, 1B
7. Jed Lowrie, 2B
8. Bill Hall, LF
9. Ryan Kalish, CF
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The Red Sox have issued a weather update regarding Sunday's game with the Blue Jays:
The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for periods of light to moderate rain showers throughout the day.
The Fenway Park gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 11:35 a.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that today’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, which is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m., will begin on time. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.
This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.
Jed Lowrie had his first career walkoff homer - and the first for the Red Sox this season - in the bottom of the 11th as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5-4, Saturday night at Fenway Park. Lowrie's homer to the Red Sox bullpen led off the 11th against Casey Janssen as Lowrie atoned for a fielding error in the top of the inning.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect 11th to earn the win and level his record at 5-5. David Ortiz was the last Red Sox player to win a game with a walkoff homer when he did so on Aug. 26,2009.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched eight effective innings, allowing six hits over the eight innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts.
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We check in with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin of the NFL Network joined Dale and Michael to break down and analyze Pats-Jets.
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Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Rodney Harrison on the Pats close win over the Jets.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the Pats win last night.
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We discuss the Bruins loss in Montreal, and more importantly their loss of composure, and whether or not Lucic and Marchand are pulling their weight.
Dale, Michael and Barstoolsports Jerry Thornton break down the Pats close win over the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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